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Olivia Gruder

Class of 2018

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University

Olivia Gruder graduated from Florida State University with a degree in biological science. As an undergrad she was actively involved in many organizations. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Chi Omega and Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society. Olivia founded an RSO at FSU called the Dance Project, which provides free dance classes for underserved populations. While at FSU, Olivia was involved in research for four years to understand chromatin structure. While doing research, she traveled to many conferences and gave multiple oral and poster presentations. Additionally, she volunteered as a certified clinical medical assistant in Tallahassee. Olivia chose the FSU College of Medicine because of the emphasis on patient-centered medicine and commitment to serve underserved populations.